Let me emphasize on the Jackwagon
part. The trotline had a CLEAR
small marker jug. With the waves on Sunday it was impossible to see it.
Trotlines in fresh water must be used with a valid gear tag. Properly marked buoys or floats qualify as valid gear tags. Gear tags must be attached within 3 feet of the first hook at each end of the trotline and are valid for 10 days after the date set out. None of these requirements were met.
Cut and run wasn't possible due to how badly it was wrapped. We tried but it wasn't happening.
I'd like to give Salsa a big Thank you for holding the ramp for us.
After this incident I'm going to have a hard time leaving illegal lines alone.